Patents by Inventor APRIL L. LEONARD

APRIL L. LEONARD has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20210000059
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for generating maize plants that exhibit resistance to northern leaf blight are provided herein. Isolated polynucleotides encoding a polypeptide that confers resistance to northern leaf blight, polynucleotide constructs comprising such, and maize plants comprising the polynucleotide constructs are provided. The methods include expressing an isolated polynucleotide in a maize cell via standard transformation methods and obtaining a maize plant from said maize cell.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Publication date: January 7, 2021
    Applicant: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: ZHENGLIN HOU, APRIL L LEONARD, BAILIN LI, GIRMA M TABOR
  • Patent number: 10870860
    Abstract: A nuclear maize gene is mutated to result in dominant male sterility. Two mutants are provided which impact signal peptide processing. Restoration constructs and methods are provided for use of the dominant male-sterile mutants in producing hybrid seed for male-sterile hybrid plants. Other signal-peptide modifications are provided. Orthologs of the wild type or mutated gene in various species are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Inventors: Marc C Albertsen, Tim Fox, April L Leonard, Bailin Li, Brian R Loveland, Mary Trimnell
  • Publication number: 20200291420
    Abstract: The field is related to plant breeding and methods of identifying and selecting plants with resistance to southern corn rust. Provided are methods to identify novel genes that encode proteins providing plant resistance to southern corn rust and uses thereof. These disease resistant genes are useful in the production of resistant plants through breeding, transgenic modification, or genome editing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Publication date: September 17, 2020
    Inventors: April L. LEONARD, Jennifer S. JAQUETH, Shawn THATCHER, Zhizeng LIU, Zhaohui SUN, Bailin LI, Huimin LI, Ce DENG, Meng LV, Junqiang DING
  • Publication number: 20190211354
    Abstract: A nuclear maize gene is mutated to result in dominant male sterility. Two mutants are provided which impact signal peptide processing. Restoration constructs and methods are provided for use of the dominant male-sterile mutants in producing hybrid seed for male-sterile hybrid plants. Other signal-peptide modifications are provided. Orthologs of the wild type or mutated gene in various species are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Publication date: July 11, 2019
    Applicants: PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL, INC., E. I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: MARC C. ALBERTSEN, TIM FOX, APRIL L. LEONARD, BAILIN LI, BRIAN R. LOVELAND, MARY TRIMNELL